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Amazon's LOVEFiLM Launches High Definition Streaming PR Newswire LONDON, May 31, 2012 LONDON, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- stHD Day - 31 May 2012 LOVEFiLM, an Amazon company, today announced the launch of high-definition

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Amazon's LOVEFiLM Launches High Definition
Streaming
PR Newswire
LONDON, May 31, 2012
LONDON
,
May 31, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
HD Day - 31
st
May 2012
LOVEFiLM, an Amazon company, today announced the launch of high-definition
(HD) streaming, giving LOVEFiLM Instant members crystal clear viewing.
The HD functionality, available from today in the UK and
Germany
, will allow
members of LOVEFiLM -
Europe's
largest subscription service instantly
streaming films and TV series over the internet and sending DVDs and games
by post - to stream top quality films and TV series on demand and for no extra
charge in HDTV resolutions up to 1080p.
LOVEFiLM members in the UK, using PC or Mac, will enjoy content in full 1080p
high definition, while members using their Xbox 360 or Samsung and LG
connected HDTVs will enjoy 720p resolution. In
Germany
, HD content will be
available initially on PC and Mac in full 1080p high definition.
The catalogue of HD films available to LOVEFiLM members will expand over the
coming weeks and months. In the UK titles will include teen sensation
The
Twilight Saga: Eclipse
, family favourite
Gnomeo and Juliet
and British comedy
Four Lions
. Top US TV dramas including
LOST
and
Ghost Whisperer
will also be
available alongside a whole host of British titles, including the BBC's popular
documentaries
Human Planet
and David Attenborough's critically acclaimed
Planet Earth
.
Jim Buckle, MD of LOVEFiLM, commented:
"LOVEFiLM is the number one consumer choice for subscription film and TV
series streaming in
Europe
. The introduction of HD quality content further
strengthens the offering and marks another key milestone in delivering our
members the best possible service with exceptional value."
Films and TV series available in HD will automatically stream with the improved
quality where an internet connection can support it. For 720p streaming
members will require a minimum internet connection of 4mbps, while those
with connections of 12mbps or higher will enjoy full 1080p where possible.
LOVEFiLM offers thousands of on-demand films and TV series via LOVEFiLM
Instant, together with the largest selection of DVD, Blu-ray and games with
packages starting from as little as £4.99 per month.